These stunning nature retreats are perfect for both adventure-seekers and those looking for some peace and quiet.
Arashiyama Bamboo Grove Kyoto, Japan
This place will give you goosebumps! The feeling of being surrounded by gigantic stalks of bamboo is enough to give you chills and make you believe you're in a different world. It's a calm and tranquil walk for those who both love and hate the outdoors.
Otzarreta Forest, Basque Country, Spain
With its mossy surface, foggy atmosphere and oddly-shaped ancient trees, this unique forest is a must-visit. It's a part of Gorbea Natural Park and has successfully caught the eye of many photographers.
Monteverde Cloud Forest, Costa Rica
Costa Rica is endowed with immense flora and fauna and the Monteverde Cloud Forest is no exception. This dense, delightful woodland will welcome you with wonders including migratory birds, reptiles, golden toads, bats and the highest diversity of orchids in the world.
Spanning over eight countries is the Earth's largest rainforest, the Amazon. It's diverse, colourful, and magnificient in every way possible. It's home to jaguars, pink dolphins, toucans and the isolated tribes who are still living there. Don't undertake the journey by yourself. As we're sure you know, the delicate ecosystem of the rainforest is best seen with a guide who knows the terrain and how to respect its wild beauty. Choose a planned tour to visit this mystical jungle.
Mossy Forest Cameron Highlands, Malaysia
Moss, ferns, lichen and orchids are in abundance here. A climb towards the summit of Mount Gunung Brinchang will provide ample opportunity to capture nature's splendour at its best.